Welcome to the launch of the Bain and Gray blog! Listed below are a combination of our “London’s Right Hand Woman” interviews, whereby we have spoken to some of London’s busiest professionals to get a deeper insight into the life of working at a senior level. Our more frequent blog posts will also be listed here, providing you with invaluable tips, articles, current news, recipes, and thought-provoking topics that aim to enrich your busy lifestyle.
Charity Day at The House of St Barnabas by Olivia James.
This week Emily and I participated in a workshop at The House of St Barnabas, which is a charity that helps people affected by homelessness and social exclusion get back into work.
Based close to our offices in the heart of Soho, The House of St Barnabas is a not for profit private members club, which also runs a 12-week Employment Programme.
For our February Monthly Pledge Promise we are supporting a very deserving charity, Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a rare, genetically inherited condition affecting muscular development. SMA is often grouped into ‘Types’ based on the age at which symptoms first appear and what physical ‘milestones’ a baby or child is likely to achieve, such as sitting, standing or walking. At any one time it is thought that there are between 2,000 – 2,500 children and adults in the UK living with SMA.
The Bain and Gray office is made up of ten women - so as you can imagine, Valentine’s Day is a hot topic.Some are more interested in celebrating the day than other – this year some of us have decided to celebrate ‘Gal-entines Day’ together instead!
If your knowledge of Groundhog Day doesn’t extend much further than enjoying Bill Murray and Andie McDowell’s onscreen antics in the 80’s, don’t worry, you’re probably just like the rest of us! Groundhog Day is a rather peculiar American tradition, this is how it goes:
Chinese New Year is upon us again and as the Bain and Gray office is located right in the heart of Soho, we are in the prime location to celebrate! Winding your way through the back streets of Soho, all the restaurants and bars are putting on drinks and menus for the occasion and gorgeous red lanterns adorn the skies above the lanes of Chinatown! It’s a pretty spectacular sight, so if you’re in the area, take a walk through Chinatown to check it out and don’t forget, there’s a big parade to celebrate on Sunday the 29th too!
Everybody has their own traditions for when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve and we say goodbye to one year and welcome the arrival of the next!
A new year calls for a new start for some of us in the Bain and Gray office. We are excited to welcome Claire Hunter to the team this month. Claire will be our new Office Manager/PA and brings with her a variety of skills as she has worked in a number of different industries.
Alice Ward has been internally promoted and joins Charlotte Hope on our Temporary Team from mid-January.
Below is a short catch up with Alice and Claire on their new roles in the Bain and Gray team.
After the fun Christmas period it is very easy to feel a bit down and lacking motivation on the first week back at work. We spend weeks looking forward to the Christmas break and yet again it went far too quickly! However it is a New Year and time to start filling it with exciting adventures! 2017 gives everyone a chance for a new start, be it a new a new job, a trip of a lifetime or even a new activity or hobby.
We hope you all had a very Happy Christmas and a well-earned rest! As we all look forward to the year ahead we thought it would be a great time to reflect on Bain and Gray’s success over 2016. Over the course of the year we have gained some great new clients in many different industries. We are so happy that we have been able to help nearly 200 of our amazing candidates find their dream job.
For December’s monthly pledge promise Bain and Gray are donating to Unicef which is the world's leading organisation working for children in danger.
After over five years of conflict, Syria remains one of the most dangerous places to be a child. The ongoing conflict has left the lives of more than 8 million children in danger; they have lost their homes, their schools and their loved ones. As winter approaches, more children than ever are facing the bitter cold without warm clothes, shoes and blankets.